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Soccer in the Streets today announced it has been awarded the 2017 Urban Soccer Symposium Innovation Award from the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model for sports-based youth development programs in underserved communities. This award is given to Soccer in the Streets for imaginative tactics and original programming to create positive social change in underserved communities.
At Soccer in the Streets, it’s about more than just the game. The fundamentals of the sport are important, but so are the building blocks of the player. Pairing the two to teach the essentials of soccer while also fostering the personal development of the individual, the nonprofit works with undeserved youth to foster a love of the game, all while teaching important life skills.
I am Yuichiro Ohno, a student from Economic Faculty of Keio University, Japan. I am currently completing a six week internship at Soccer in the Streets. Soccer in the Streets is a local non-profit organization that empowers youth in Atlanta through soccer, character development, and employability programs based on the premise that all children should have an equal opportunity to succeed.
streetfootballworld' hosted one of the most influential ‘soccer for good’ conventions of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The event brought together experts with more than 100 years of collective experience in using football as a tool for change. 30 organizations from 10 countries gathered for an exciting weekend of knowledge exchange and collaboration. Atlanta was the perfect setting for this iconic summit.